Although it’s been a slow week, it’s been a good one for the Chicago Blackhawks. They only suited up for two games, but won them both. Wednesday night saw the Hawks victorious over the New York Rangers, 6-3. On Saturday, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 at PPG Paints Arena. It marked their eighth straight
0 Comments
Where should the NHL expand to next? Emily Kaplan: One city makes the most sense: Seattle. Last week, at a sports business conference in Toronto, Gary Bettman said the NHL wouldn’t expand simply for the sake of being symmetrical. That’s fine, but it’s glaring that the NHL is at an uneven 31 teams, with an
0 Comments
Geoff MolsonPresident and CEO, Montreal Canadiens1275, rue Saint-Antoine OuestMontréal (Québec)H3C 5L2 Subject: GM Position Dear Mr. Molson: I have been asked by a large number of Montreal Canadiens fans to approach you regarding the soon-to-be open general manager position. While I know you have been informally seeking a replacement for Marc Bergevin since the 2016
0 Comments
This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Contract Relief for Cam Atkinson The Blue Jackets officially extended forward Cam Atkinson’s contract Friday morning with a seven-year, $40.25 million deal. It was a huge relief for the
0 Comments
On Thursday night against the Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker scored what would stand as the game-winning goal in the third period of a 6-4 comeback victory. That extended his streak to five straight games with a goal, including a remarkable streak of six straight team goals at one point. Zucker has a
0 Comments
Dear NHL, It’s time to move the struggling Arizona Coyotes franchise. It’s been 21 years since Commissioner Gary Bettman proudly relocated a franchise to the state of Arizona, and 21 years later the original vision has yet to come to fruition. The Coyotes were supposed to be one of the thriving sun belt franchises in Bettman’s
0 Comments
It’s been too long — far, far too long — but the Facing Off Podcast is finally back. Félix Sicard returns to debate the NHL season to date in Episode 11, which reflects on the first quarter ahead of American Thanksgiving and also serves as our season debut. Better late than never, right? Truth be
0 Comments
The New Jersey Devils are 11-4-2 to start the season and are currently atop the Metropolitan Divison. No one, not even myself, predicted the Devils would start the season this well. What is more impressive, is this has all been accomplished with some key personnel missing extended time. Travis Zajac, the team’s first line center,
0 Comments
Greg Wyshynski: As the poster in Fox Mulder’s office read: “I Want To Believe.” I want to believe while watching the Red Wings (9-8-2) that we’re watching a burgeoning star in 23-year-old Anthony Mantha, who has more than half the points (19) that he scored last season (36) in 41 fewer games. I want to
0 Comments